Friday, August 30, 2013

Security Forces Evacuate Homs Military Academy

30 AUG: 14:23 (Syria) An unverified source reportsthat a number of buildings at Al-Baath University in Homs have been evacuated by the Assad regime to make room for regime security forces. According to the report, the decision to evacuate was made jointly by the university student union and the Homs branch of the Baath Party. Equipment was moved from the Homs Military Academy, Syria’s oldest and largest service academy from which both Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez graduated. The regime considers the military academy a likely target in the case of air strikes. A source estimates that up to 2,500 troops are now being housed at the university. Five floors of a building at the University of Damascus were also evacuated for the use of security forces.